- Using GStreamer and PulseAudio to direct computer audio output to a Squeezebox – posted Nov 7, 2010
I've been a big fan of the Squeezebox system from long before Logitech purchased SlimDevices who originally made the device. I keep my music collection in FLAC format on my computer and can easily access it from my Squeezeboxes that play the music synchronised all over the house. As an added bonus, the Squeezebox also supports streaming a lot of different internet radio stations. What it doesn't support, however, is playing arbitrary audio output from your computer.
- Ihre Papiere, bitte – posted Dec 22, 2007
The surveillance society is upon us, whether we would like it or not. All in the name of catching serious criminal offenses like ‘terrorism’. In particular the digital realm is being monitored with phone calls, phone text messages and communications on the internet. Based on the EU data retention law, my dear country, Denmark, enacted their surveillance laws a few months ago: Bekendtgørelse om udbydere af elektroniske kommunikationsnets og elektroniske kommunikationstjenesters registrering og opbevaring af oplysninger om teletrafik (logningsbekendtgørelsen); in short, the logging proclamation.
- Graph illustrations – posted Apr 5, 2006
When we typeset documents for publishing, be it articles, journals or books, there is another important aspect to it, apart from the content: the layout. The hyphenation should be sensible, it should use ligatures properly, and the fonts shouldn't change throughout the document. It is this last quality that can be rather tricky to maintain if you are importing figures into your document. In Computer Science there's a fairly prevalent need to create illustrations of graphs-no, not the ones plotting x- and y-values on a grid, rather the one with vertices and edges-and we can use software solutions such as GraphViz to draw our graphs based on fairly concise specifications.
- Collaborative writing – posted Jan 7, 2006
I have recently been investigating various forms of online, synchronous collaborative text editing, and have in my pursuits found the less aggravating program for Windows, moonedit, that allows one party to host one or more files, and others to connect to this person and edit these files. As part of testing this editor, Jonas Öien and I have written a small short-story set in the typical crime novel style. It is, as the picture suggests, called The English Umbrella (PDF).
- Atomic Cellular Dysfunction – posted Feb 17, 2005
It isn't that my organism is self-destructing (much) that I've picked this rather funky topic for today's post, nay, it is far more sinister and dark - it is the topic of a contest that I participated in, together with Noah Adler last month, a contest that was about creating a game in 48 hours to the theme: Atomic Cellular Dysfunction. We managed to create, within the 48 hours, a lovely game in style with the games of the 80s that we have both grown up on and loved, so without further ado, we bring Atomic Cellular Dysfunction to the world.
- Fixing the Quotes – posted Nov 16, 2003
My personal projects have started to progress a bit again, at least I have managed to finish off a couple of the semi-finished projects I had on my harddisk. One of these is a script to fix the broken behaviour of Microsoft Internet Explorer when rendering the <q> element, see the HTML 4.01 standard. I have already deployed this site using it (you should be able to notice it on the Ruminations pages if you're running Internet Explorer 6).